Only a small number of employers will benefit from the ballyhooed 35% tax credit for employers who pay for at least 50% of their employees’ health insurance. The credit is available for employers with under 10 employees and average wages of under $25,000. That will affect only small businessess who pay minimum wage, most of whom can’t afford to pay benefits anyway.
In an interview with Investment News, I said, “Most financial planning firms with more than 10 employees probably won’t qualify at all because firms of that size likely will have at least a few professional salaries that will push the average too high.”
You can read the whole article at http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20110220/REG/302209987. (Sorry, my hyperlink wasn’t working for some reason.)